Wimbledon: No. 2 Venus Williams Survives Test From Scrappy Alisa Kleybanova

No. 2 Venus Williams made relatively short work of a very tough opponent in No. 26 Alisa Kleybanova in her third round match on Court 1, winning 6-4, 6-2.

Kleybanova, who was up a break for a bit in the first set, is one of the toughest outs in any draw. For the elder Williams to lose only six games to her is a sign of just how well she is playing on grass right now.

Venus shouldn’t face any tough challenges now before the semifinal. She faces Jarmila Groth in the fourth round, and then either No. 11 Marion Bartoli or Tszvetana Pironkova in the quarterfinals, all of whom she should beat pretty easily.

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